GenealogySpot
      Back to Home

Records
Cemeteries
Census
Federal Land
Immigration
Military
Obituaries
Passenger Ships
Surname Search
Tax
Vital Records
Wills

Specialized Search
By Country
By Ethnicity
By Religion
By State

Resources
For Beginners
For Genealogists
For Kids
For Teachers

Reference Desk
Forms and Charts
Glossaries
History
How-To Articles
Magazines
Maps
Translators

Living Relatives
Adoption Records
Family Reunions
White Pages - U.S.
White Pages - Int'l

Special Topics
Famous People
Heraldry
Royalty

Community Center
Chat
Events
Forums
Newsletters
Societies
Volunteers

GenealogySpot
About GenealogySpot


Back to Home Page




 
s
s
s
Search GenealogySpot or Google |   Great Must-See sites   |   Read Articles | Find answers | Did you know?  
s

GenealogySpot > Where can I find 1940s census data?

Where can I find 1940s census data?

The 1940 census records were released by the U.S. National Archives in April 2012, and can be accessed online at 1940census.archives.gov. This website allows you full access to the 1940 census images, in addition to 1940 census maps and descriptions.

To find the person you're looking for in the 1940 census, the first step is to identify the appropriate enumeration district where that person lived. The data is not indexed, so you need to browse through the data looking for the name(s) for which you have an interest. The best way to find the appropriate enumeration district is to enter the state, county, city, street and cross street.

Click on Get Started → Start Your Search → then enter state, county, city, and street information, and then → Search. You'll then be given a list of enumeration districts and the chance to enter a cross street to further limit the enumeration districts returned. You may still get several enumeration districts returned even with a cross street. You will then have to browse through the data by the enumeration districts returned by either downloading the data or viewing it in full screen mode. As more than one enumeration district may be returned even if you specify a cross street, you may have to download several enumeration districts to finally find the relevant data.

The less specific you are with the data, you will have more enumeration districts returned, resulting in a much bigger search effort. There is an effort underway at the National Archives to index the data. A fully indexed database is available at Ancestry.com

View more articles, questions, activities or trivia.



  Tell a friend about this page.



 
 Featured Resource

More to Explore

GenealogySpot
Articles
Questions & Answers
Trivia
Activities

Genealogy Search
By Country
By Ethnicity
By Religion
By State

Related Spots
PeopleSpot.com
LibrarySpot.com
MuseumSpot.com
The StartSpot Network

Back to Home Page




s
s
Find more useful resources in popular areas of the StartSpot Network...
s
Today's Headlines
Bestselling Books
Online Museums
State Government
Online College
Click and Give
History Museums
Find a University Encyclopedias
Dictionaries
Libraries
White Pages

s

© 2000-2016, StartSpot Mediaworks, Inc.
Advertising Information | Privacy Policy